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e xpo rtin g and receiving

revenue from overseas. “Speed and service drive

growth. It is already clear that consumers shop more and have higher cart spends with companies providing consistently higher service levels,” said Justin Irvine, Commercial Director of SEKO Omni-Channel Logistics. “And, quite often they are willing to pay to receive a better service once they have confidence in a company’s ability to deliver. This is driving growth of eCommerce Express or premium shipping options and expectations. It’s now possible, for example, for UK e-tailers to deliver to Asia and Australasia – collectively the largest eCommerce market

in the world –

growth in

2-3 days for under £10.00. Companies that deploy these increased service levels can expect to see their businesses grow 1.6 times faster.” “We are extremely confident

in the level of global demand for high quality British brands and will continue to invest to help facilitate their growth,” Brien added. “Our hybrid logistics services and the end-to-end supply

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chain visibility we provide means SEKO customers can focus on fulfilling their sales potential. And, as a customs broker and 3PL, we will also help to ensure they are fully- prepared for all eventualities once the full outcome of the UK-EU negotiations is known. This is supported also by the

added peace of mind

that comes from us working closely with our neighboring SEKO Logistics facilities in Europe, which underpins our ability to manage all customer requirements.” SEKO Logistics’


expansion also saw the opening of its second largest operation in Europe at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park in February, bringing its entire service offering under one roof for customers using SEKO’s cross- border eCommerce, Omni- Channel and international transportation and fulfillment solutions. The Amsterdam operation provides a further distribution channel into Europe for U.S. retailers and will help to spearhead the development of the company’s Final Mile and White Glove services across the continent.

Port of Oakland

okays lease with SSA to 2027

A major global marine terminal operator has OKd a new Port of Oakland lease that runs through 2027. The agreement includes options that could keep SSA Terminals (Oakland) here to 2042. The port characterized the deal as validation for the city’s maritime future. “SSA is an influential player

on the waterfront worldwide, and a significant presence in Oakland,” said Port Maritime Director John Driscoll. “This lease commitment demonstrates its belief in the Port’s long-term prospects.” Key elements of the deal

include a 19-acre expansion at SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT); purchase of three new ship-to- shore cranes by the terminal operator for cargo handling; and options that would extend

the new lease an additional 15 years if certain conditions were met. SSA is the largest marine

terminal operator in Oakland. OICT, the nation’s second- busiest marine terminal, handles about 60 percent of the Port’s total containerized cargo volume.

SSA also operates

Oakland’s Matson Terminal, which is included in the new lease. The new lease binds SSA

to a list of environmental commitments in Oakland. Among them: compliance with state and federal laws and the Port’s Maritime Air Quality Improvement Program. Under the agreement, the terminal operator will apply for government grants to reduce emissions from cargo handling equipment.


Sweeping freighter package offered by big freighter players

Boeing, Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding have signed a package of agreements that will further optimize the cargo transportation leaders’ airplane fleet and global operations. The deals, announced at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, includes a letter of intent to acquire 29 Boeing 777 Freighters, confirmation of an order for five Boeing 747-8 Freighters, the purchase of a crew pairing solution, and an agreement to work together on future freighter projects. “With this package of

agreements, we will grow our business with the unique and unmatched 747-8 Freighter and open new market opportunities with the

prices. “We are true believers in

the 747-8 Freighter, it is a very special airplane. We fly it every day and we understand why operators around the world want more of them,” said Isaykin. While the Group and its partners have largely built its

to extend the network using a range of Boeing family aircraſt including Boeing 747-8F, 777F, 767F and 737-800BCF,” added Isaykin. The package of agreements

also includes a commitment for both companies to explore other freighter solutions, such as new production 767

advanced services, many of which are powered by Boeing AnalytX.

As part of the

agreements, Boeing Global Services will provide AirBridgeCargo – a Volga-Dnepr Group airline – with a Crew Pairing solution to support the planning and operation of the

777 Freighter, the

world’s longest range twin- engine cargo jet,” said Alexey Isaykin, President of Volga- Dnepr Group and Chairman of CargoLogicHolding.


we will work with Boeing to develop new freighter solutions that will help us continue to serve the unique and fast- changing requirements of our global customers.” Volga-Dnepr Group is among

the world’s largest Boeing 747 Freighter operators. The Group, and its subsidiaries and strategic partners have leveraged the jet’s unique cargo-loading and cargo- carrying capabilities to build an unmatched global network for transporting unique, oversize and heavy cargo. Volga-Dnepr said it wanted to add more 747-8 Freighters to its fleet and affirmed a commitment to purchasing five more of the jets valued at $2 billion in current list

business on very large four- engine freighters, it now plans to expand its future fleet options with a commitment for the twin- engine 777 Freighter. Car g oL o gi cH o l din g

intends to order 29 Boeing 777 Freighters, valued at $9.8 billion according to list prices. The airplane’s unmatched range and significant cargo capacity promises to open up significant network and growth opportunities. “CargoLogicAir, part of

CargoLogicHolding, started its business by flying 747 scheduled and charter flights to and from the UK. We are excited

Freighters or converted cargo jets such as the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter. With the resurgence in the

air freight market – demand grew nearly 10 percent last year – Boeing has seen a big spike in interest for cargo jets. Boeing has now captured more than 100 orders and commitments for production and converted freighters this year. Volga-Dnepr Group

also uses Boeing Global Services to improve its offering for its customers. use offerings

Its airlines such as Fuel

Dashboard, Electronic Charting, Airport Moving Map and other

airline’s 300 crew members. The program creates optimized work duties, improving crew efficiency and improving airline productivity. “This service puts the

most advanced data analytics capabilities at Volga-Dnepr’s hands as they operate the most advanced freighters in the world. It’s a prime example of how Boeing integrates services solutions with the platform to help customers work better, work faster and save on operating costs,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.

WFS wins new contracts in US with 5 major airlines

Five global airlines have signed up for more Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) passenger, ramp and cargo handling services in the United States. WOW Air has chosen WFS

to provide ramp, passenger and cargo services for its three Airbus A330-300 flights each week from Dallas/Fort Worth to Keflavik International Airport, serving Iceland’s

capital city Reykjavik. The three-year contract extends WFS’ existing services for the airline at Newark and New York JFK. On 1 June, SN Brussels

became the latest member of

the Lufthansa Group

to commence a handling contract with WFS in New York. WFS is managing passenger services for the airline’s three

flights a week from New York JFK to Brussels. June 2018 also sees the

start of a new three-year ramp handling contract with Emirates Airline in Los Angeles, supporting its daily Airbus A380 operations to Dubai. WFS already provides handling services for Emirates in Chicago and Houston. In Chicago, WFS has also

been awarded a three-year passenger services contract by Ethiopian Airlines to serve customers travelling on its three Boeing 787-800 flights each week to Addis Ababa. Effective August 1, WFS will

begin a three-year contract in Los Angeles providing ramp services for EVA Air’s 21 Boeing 777-300 flights a week to Taiwan.

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